The Ten: Marvelous Milkshakes

Photo courtesy of Nevin Martell

Photo courtesy of Nevin Martell

So many choices, so little time. The Ten is your guide to the best of the best that D.C. has to offer.

We’re finally getting into the swing of spring. To celebrate, we’re throwing calorie counting to the warm breeze and binging on milkshakes. Here are ten sippable stars – some kid friendly, others for the 21+ crowd only.

Coffee and a Doughnut
Take your AM routine to the next level at  Ted’s Bulletin 14th St. Made with three scoops of Edy’s vanilla bean, iced coffee and a house-made cinnamon sugared cake doughnut, this sugary, caffeinated indulgence (seen above) is morning glory incarnate.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate
Think of this headliner at The Hamilton as a Reese’s Cup with a straw. 

Archie Leach
Cary Grant’s birth name inspired this boozy sipper at the Satellite Room. Strawberry ice cream is blended with Tanqueray gin to create a shake that’s equally refreshing and intoxicating.

Toasted Marshmallow
Sour cream, vanilla ice cream, milk and charred mallows are spun together to create this stellar shake at Good Stuff Eatery. To further sweeten the deal, it’s capped off with two more flame kissed marshmallows.

Vanilla Caramel Bourbon
There’s a new Holy Trinity courtesy of Bobby’s Burger Palace. Decadent and delightful, this shake is guaranteed to have you praising the heavens.

Fair Shake
Switch up your daily grind at Shake Shack. Made with Fair Trade coffee, this thick shake tastes good and does good.

There’s no subtitle reading or debates about Mel Gibson required to enjoy this epic sipper at Burger, Tap & Shake. Made with chocolate ice cream, homemade marshmallows and Fireball cinnamon whisky, it evokes a fiery Mayan candy bar.

Sweet Potato
Put a little bit of the South in your mouth at The Carolina Kitchen. Handcrafted with house-made sweet potato ice cream and a dash of cinnamon, this milkshake will make you swear you’re dining in Charleston.

One of the best things on the menu at the multi-culti burrito joint Boloco doesn’t come wrapped in a tortilla. This chocolaty, hazelnutty proposition is truly addictive, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The Honey Badger
Honey, banana and three scoops vanilla ice cream go into this standout at The Diner. The best part about it is that you deceive yourself into thinking that it’s healthy since it involves fresh fruit.


Is your favorite missing? Disagree with one (or more) of my choices? Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter @nevinmartell.